Second Rescued Sea Turtle Joins SEA LIFE to Celebrate Second Year in Michigan

Carr, the 85 lbs. sea turtle, took the plunge into his new home, where he will join Benson, a 28 lbs. rescued sea turtle, in the aquarium’s ocean tank. SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets celebrated its second anniversary with a splash by welcoming a new resident to its 120,000 gallon ocean tank: Carr the rescued Green Sea Turtle. Weighing in at 85 lbs., Carr will join Benson, a 28 lbs. rescued sea turtle, who came to the AZA accredited aquarium in May of 2015. … [Read more...]

SEA LIFE Michigan Earns Prestigious AZA Accreditation

Rigorous inspection and review process assures the attraction meets rising standards for animal care and welfare, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced today that SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium in Auburn Hills has been granted accreditation by AZA’s Independent Accreditation Commission. “Only zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said AZA Interim … [Read more...]

Sea Life Michigan Welcomes Benson the Sea Turtle

A Green Sea Turtle named Benson After being hit by a boat last year, Benson, a Green Sea Turtle, was stranded at the Anastasia State Park in St. Johns County, Florida. A reaction called cold-stunning was induced by the fracture to his shell caused by the collision. Benson spent a year at the Georgia Sea Turtle Hospital in Jekyll Island where he was nursed back to health. Sea Life of Michigan gives Benson a New Home On May 22, SEA LIFE Michigan Curator, Kelli Cadenas, escorted Benson … [Read more...]

Sea Life Comes to Great Lakes

SEA LIFE Comes to Great Lakes Five-thousand new fish flood Great Lakes Crossing The new attraction at the mall is the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium. Media had a chance to preview the 35,000-square-feet indoor aquarium before it opens to the public on Thursday, January 29. When the doors open at noon, visitors will be welcomed into a water wonderland of 250 diverse species with more than 5,000 sea creatures altogether. SEA LIFE Michigan is part of the U.K. based Merlin Entertainments. … [Read more...]